Srinagar, Apr 2 (UNI) In its effort to further strengthen the Army- people relations, the defence authorities organised a medical camp in north Kashmir where hundreds of locals were provided treatment and free medicines.
The Army, apart from fighting the militancy, had been organising civic actions, organising study tours for students of far flung and areas besides providing computers and other materials to schools in the Kashmir valley.
A defence ministry spokesman said a medical camps was organised in north Kashmir which was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding Vajr Division.
He assured that such medical camps will be held in future also in the far flung and backward areas.
Later, a joint team of doctors from Army medical Corps and civil hospital treated more than 500 patients who had come from different parts of the areas.
Free medicines worth Rs 80,000 were also distributed among the patients.
This was for the fist time that the villagers got an opportunity to avail the services of specialist doctors which included gyneacologist, dentist, surgical specialists, ENT specialist and veterinary doctors.
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